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  1. Part 6: LFG in Canada - 1 -

  2. LFG in CanadaMunicipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Canada MSW Defined: • Residential • Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC&I) • Construction and Demolition (C&D) MSW Disposed: • 22.6 Mt of MSW landfilled in 2002 (760 kg/capita) • Organics make up approx. 33% of waste landfilled - 2 -

  3. LFG in Canada MSW Disposal Trends - 3 -

  4. LFG in CanadaLandfill Methane Trends - 4 -

  5. LFG in CanadaInventory of Recovery & Utilization 2003 • 44 sites with LFG collection • 312 kt of CH4 captured • 6.6 Mt eCO2 reduced - 5 -

  6. LFG in CanadaInventory of Recovery & Utilization 2003 13 1 12 17 1 - 6 -

  7. LFG in CanadaInventory of Recovery & Utilization 2003 • Of the 312 kt of captured CH4: • 173 kt utilized by 16 sites (direct use or electricity production) • 139 kt flared by 28 sites - 7 -

  8. LFG in CanadaInventory of Recovery & Utilization 2003 • Direct Use: • 12 kt CH4 at 7 facilities • Heating buildings • Providing fuel for a gypsum manufacturing plant, a steel refinery, a greenhouse, and a recycling plant - 8 -

  9. LFG in CanadaInventory of Recovery & Utilization 2003 • Electricity Production: • 9 facilities generated electricity • 80 MW of electricity from 161 kt of CH4 • Reciprocating engines and steam turbines - 9 -

  10. LFG in CanadaCase Study: Niagara Falls/Thorold, Ontario - 10 -

  11. LFG in CanadaCase Study: Vancouver, British Columbia - 11 -

  12. LFG in CanadaCase Study: Vancouver, British Columbia CanGro uses LFG to heat 57 acres of greenhouses for vegetable production - 12 -

  13. LFG in CanadaCase Study: Berthierville, Quebec - 13 -

  14. LFG in CanadaCase Study: Berthierville, Quebec LFG Membrane Filtration System - 14 -

  15. LFG in CanadaMethane to Markets Initiative • International initiative • Promotes the recovery and use of methane • Prevents GHG emissions • Provides valuable sources of clean energy • Canada became the 16th member on July 14, 2005 • More info: www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets www.methanetomarkets.org - 15 -

  16. LFG in CanadaMethane to Markets Initiative - 16 -